In a collective move towards ending the growing rate of banditry and kidnapping in the troubled Zamfara state, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has met with President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a report by Daily Trust, the newly inaugurated governor met with president at the State House, Abuja. A statement by his spokesperson, Yusuf Idris, further said that the meeting was to brief President Buhari on the control measures taken so far by the new administration.
Legit.ng notes that the banditry crisis and illegal mining rocking the state heightened during the administration of Matawalle's predecessor Abdulazizi Yari.
Taking a giant stride against the festering menace, the Zamfara governor also requested the joint efforts of the president in ensuring that the perpetrators are brought into books, while the state returned to normalcy.
President Buhari pledged his support for the new administration led by opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Zamfara government announced the immediate suspension of a first class traditional ruler, the Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, over alleged involvement with bandits in the state.
The suspension was contained in a statement signed by Yusuf Idris, director-general to the governor on press affairs, and made available to newsmen in Gusau on Thursday, June 6.
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